Eric Robert Rudolph, suspected in the bombing of Centennial Olympic Park at the 1996 Summer Olympics as well as other sites in the Atlanta area, is arrested in the woods of North Carolina. He has been on the FBI's Most Wanted list for five years.
Rudolph pursued an anti-abortion and anti-gay agenda with a series of bombings across the south from 1996 to 1998. He killed two people and injured at least 150 others.
In a statement released April 13, 2005, Eric Rudolph explains his motivations and goals:
"In the summer of 1996, the world converged upon Atlanta for the Olympic Games. Under the protection and auspices of the regime in Washington millions of people came to celebrate the ideals of global socialism. Multinational corporations spent billions of dollars, and Washington organized an army of security to protect these best of all games.
Even though the conception and the purpose of the so-called Olympic movement is to promote the values of global socialism as perfectly expressed in the song "Imagine" by John Lennon, which was the theme of the 1996 Games — even though the purpose of the Olympics is to promote these despicable ideals, the purpose of the attack on July 27th was to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand.
The plan was to force the cancellation of the Games, or at least create a state of insecurity to empty the streets around the venues and thereby eat into the vast amounts of money invested."